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It’s been a busy week here at Toolmonger. If you’ve been spending time in the shop — you should! — and you haven’t had a chance to keep up with Toolmonger this week, we suggest you start with these posts, which our readers helped to select:

An Inexpensive — But Useful — Pocket Hand Saw
This simple folding hand saw turned out to be a hit among TM readers who extolled its functional virtues extensively in comments.  In short: it’s fills a very practical need — and inexpensively, too.

Bosch’s Digital Rangefinder
According to Toolmongers, this kicks the crap out of cheaper sonic-only versions.  The Bosch’s laser-based ranging system is more accurate — and much more practical for use in precise measuring.

Brass Setup Bars Make Accurate Router Setup Simple
Need to set up your table saw accurately without cutting anything up?  Try these brass blocks, which assemble in a variety of combinations to serve as a physical representation of the specific distance you seek.  Just put ’em together, slide ’em in, and adjust the saw to fit.

Flameless Heat From The Mini-Ductor
This incredibly expensive — and incredibly cool — tool uses the same inductance technology as modern stove-tops to heat up stubborn bolts — without heating any of the non-metal material around the bolt. 

Hands-On: Mac Tools’ Foose Work Gloves 
Oh yeah — it’s Glove Week, baby, and these Foose-branded work gloves from Mac kicked ass and took names in our testing.  Check ’em out.

Help us choose next week’s Top 5!

We’d appreciate your help in choosing next week’s Top 5, which’ll be featured here, elsewhere, and in the podcast as well. While you’re reading TM this week, look out for the “Interesting Post” button at the bottom of the article:


When you see an article that piques your interest, click the button once. You’ll return to the same page, but TM’s software’ll score your click for future reference. We’ll check in on the totals before selecting next week’s Top 5.


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